Holtzman Partners Proudly Supports Girlstart

Firm News | October 26, 2016 | Holtzman Partners

Ten members of the Holtzman Partners team attended today’s 2016 Girlstart Game Changers Annual Luncheon at the JW Marriott – Austin, including Cassie Crist, Audit Senior Manager, who served on the Host Committee for the annual luncheon. The Game Changers Annual Luncheon is a special celebration honoring women who have made a significant impact locally or nationally utilizing their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, with all proceeds benefiting the Girlstart organization’s core initiatives. Holtzman Partners is a proud sponsor of Girlstart, which cultivates a culture where risk is rewarded, curiosity is encouraged and creativity is expected. As a result, Girlstart girls are connected, brave and resilient. Girlstart makes girls more successful and inspires them to take on the world’s greatest challenges.

Founded in Austin, Texas, Girlstart is the only community-based informal STEM education nonprofit in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping girls in STEM through year-round STEM educational programming. Since 1997, Girlstart has served over 40,000 girls and 6,000 teachers and families with school-based programs, professional development for teachers, summer camps, STEM career conferences and expos, large-scale science events for families, and community STEM education outreach programs. Girlstart is focused on serving girls from K-16 who are of minority backgrounds, girls who live in low-income or nonurban environments, and/or are considered at risk of academic failure by the Texas Education Agency.

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L-R: Kat Peterson, Gretchen Leifeste, Sara Wheeler, Luke Childress, Ruth Snell, Cassie Crist, Jillian Bergman, Natalie Blahuta, Tara Rix

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